The plan is for Castillo to play get close to 100 at-bats in Puerto Rico, while playing in right and center field.
With the Red Sox also agreeing to a deal with third baseman Pablo Sandoval and shortstop Xander Boagerts still on the roster, Ramirez has said he is willing to play other positions, with left field a possibility.
Free agent third baseman
Sandoval, who is a two-time All-Star, is a career .294 hitter in seven MLB seasons -- all with the Giants. He also has a career .346 on-base percentage, .465 slugging percentage and .811 OPS. He has totaled 106 home runs, 192 doubles and 462 RBI in 869 games.
The Pirates had previously designated Davis for assignment. To acquire Davis, the A’s exchanged international slot money with the Pirates. The A’s traded their international slot 27 and received the Pirates’ 86th international slot. The A’s then designated outfielder
In 2014, Davis hit .233 with 11 home runs and 19 doubles. His best season came in 2012 while playing for the Mets when he hit 30 home runs and had 90 RBI.
Talks between the
The Red Sox are also in play for another high-priced free-agent infielder in Pablo Sandoval, and there are indications that the team could sign both players rather than choosing between one or the other. Ramirez has told teams he's willing to play any position requested, and it's unclear where he'd fit in Boston if the team is able to land both free-agent targets. Throw in the team's talks with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, and it could be shaping up to be a huge offseason in Boston.
Brewer was designated for assignment by Arizona on Thursday as they tidied up the 40-man roster in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft. He went 11-12 with a 4.46 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 138:48 K:BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings over 29 starts between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno in 2014.
The Astros are in the market for a closer and the team has contacted Robertson’s agent.
In 2014, Robertson saved 39 games for the Yankees and the team is interested in bringing him back, but are reportedly hesitant to offer him a four-year deal.
Diaz is a career .242 hitter in 22 games.
Verdugo last pitched at the major league level in 2012, producing a 32.40 ERA in one start.
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